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Chronic Disease Management Specialist

Willow Glen Primary Care Medicine

Concierge Medicine & Primary Care located in Willow Glen, San Jose, CA

When you have an existing chronic health condition, like diabetes or hypertension, you need the consistent and compassionate care Sian Lindsay, MD, offers. At Willow Glen Primary Care in San Jose, California, Dr. Lindsay is well-equipped to diagnose and treat a variety of chronic diseases to manage symptoms, treat underlying causes, and promote a high quality of life. Find out more about treating and preventing chronic disease by calling the office today or by requesting a consultation online now.

Chronic Disease Management Q & A

What chronic disease management services are available?

There are a variety of chronic health conditions that can affect your overall health and wellness. Dr. Lindsay can diagnose and treat a variety of chronic diseases in-office including:

  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol
  • Depression, anxiety, stress

The goal of managing chronic disease is to alleviate your symptoms and enhance your overall quality of life. The doctor works in partnership with you to manage chronic conditions with a customized treatment plan to prevent long-term health complications.

How is a chronic disease diagnosed?

Listening to you is vital to Dr. Lindsay diagnosing a chronic health condition. The history of your symptoms will guide Dr. Lindsay in a focused physical examination and in recommending appropriate tests.

Sometimes a chronic condition is revealed by preventive health screenings recommended by Dr. Lindsay during routine wellness examinations. 

You might have risk factors such as other underlying diseases or a family history of certain conditions that guide Dr. Lindsay in finding disease early when treatment can be more effective. 

How is my chronic disease treated?

If you’re just being diagnosed with a chronic disease, your provider evaluates your overall health to determine what you need as part of your treatment. 

Initially, the doctor might recommend medications, routine visits, lifestyle changes to alleviate existing symptoms and help prevent a worsening of your condition.

When you have an existing disease, your doctor continually monitors your health and the progress of your treatment through routine checkups. 

For instance, if you have diabetes, routine office visits to evaluate your blood sugar levels and the effectiveness of insulin or other medications you’re taking may be recommended.

Dr.Lindsay often also prescribes adjunctive therapies such as physical or occupational therapy, counseling, and support groups or apps. 

In some cases, you might need additional health screenings to protect you from other chronic diseases. This may include routine heart disease evaluations if you have chronic hypertension or high cholesterol.

The doctor will also collaborate with other specialists if you need additional care for chronic conditions, for example, an oncologist for cancer or orthopedic care for arthritis.

If you’re looking for a reliable, compassionate physician to provide consistent care for your chronic disease, schedule a consultation with Willow Glen Primary Care. You can call the office today or request an appointment online now.